5 ATU Resources You Need to Know About

As someone who obtained a bachelor's degree and is now pursuing a master's degree at ATU, I have been exposed to and utilized many of the resources available to aid in student success and involvement on campus. I have compiled a list of what I believe to be five resources vital to student success. So whether you...

Making Friends in College

Making friends in college can seem difficult and intimidating and it can feel isolating. The reality, though, is that everyone is actually feeling the same way and everyone wants to make friends! If you are looking to make friends but aren't sure how to go about it, keep reading! This advice is for you.

What Comes Next?

“What seems like the end is often the beginning.” These words ring true as college students everywhere prepare to take the next step into the adult world. As a senior, the thought of “What’s Next?” stays in the back of my mind. Life after college is full of unknowns, changes, and challenges...

6 Tips to Help Decide Which College Major is Right for You

Choosing a major can be challenging. What degree will prepare you for your future? What degree do you find most interesting? What career options will your degree provide? These are questions many freshmen and even upperclassmen struggle to answer. Not knowing what you want to major in when you arrive to college is okay! AgricultureCybersecurityEmergency...

How to Write a Statement of Purpose for Graduate School

As you’re applying for graduate school, you may be asked to write a Statement of Purpose. If you’re not sure what this is or where to even begin, don’t worry. You’re not alone. It can be scary to see that request on a website or in an email with no further instructions. Keep...

Lina’s Story

A passion for people and a desire to see the world are what inspired 29-year-old Lina Elshrief to apply for a Fulbright scholarship and what would eventually bring her all the way from the capital city of Egypt to Russellville, Arkansas in pursuit of a master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism.  Lina’s love for reading...

Three Tips for Transitioning from High School to College

Congratulations, you are a high school graduate! You threw your cap and received the diploma. You are ready to take on the next step of your academic career and pursue your degree at a collegiate institution. The differences between high school and college are...

Laundry Tips: Dorm Edition

Let’s face it, as Freshmen some of us come onto campus without having done our own laundry- ever. If that is a familiar situation and you are faced with the doom of a massive detergent overflow and accidentally shrinking your favorite pants, then you are in the right place. But if you are like me and you...

Here, experiences are more than a resume builder

It has become apparent to me that no matter the motivation behind choosing each resume builder and new experience, I learn far more than I ever intend to. Arkansas Tech University continues to show me that whether you like it or not, life will make sure you are continually learning and bettering yourself in everything you do. 

The Truth About Transfering

Katie Parsons is an ATU transfer student pursuing a degree in Business Data Analytics and a minor in Mathematics.  Raised in Dardanelle, Arkansas, Katie wanted to go away for college so she chose a big school far from home. However, the reality of attending a large institution was not as glamorous as she had...